Apple has specific security tools in place to keep users safe from malicious apps, which is an ever-evolving and ongoing effort.
For the first time in quite a few years, Apple seemed to have given some attention to macOS with plenty of new features and changes coming to macOS 10.14 Mojave. With High Sierra focusing on performance, it was time that the next release of the OS introduced some major new features to the table.
Alongside iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, Apple also released macOS 10.14 called Mojave. The highlight of the update is that it comes with a new dark mode — a feature which macOS users had been asking for a long time.
Breaking News: Leaked macOS 10.4 Video Reveals Dark Mode, Xcode 10, Video Previews for App Store and More
Ahead of WWDC 2018, a video has been discovered on Apple’s server which reveals some of the key new features of macOS 10.14. The video shows macOS 10.14 running Xcode 10, Apple News app, and video previews in the Mac App Store.
Apple has been sticking with very distinctive names for macOS for a bit of time now, taking recognizable names from the natural world in California.
With iOS 11 last year, Apple gave the iOS App Store a major redesign. It was the biggest update to the App Store since its inception. Apart from the revamp, Apple also cleaned the store by removing hundreds of thousands of apps from the store. The move paid off as app discovery and downloads have reportedly increased by a significant margin. Now, it looks like Apple is planning on doing the same with the Mac App Store.
As long as we’ve had the Mac (or really, the Personal Computer), we’ve had keyboard shortcuts. The Mouse came along and made the GUI way easier to use. But if you want to fly through an app and get things done quickly, there’s nothing quite like a keyboard shortcut.
Exploits on macOS are patched pretty quickly, although it doesn’t stop new bugs and glitches from being spotted. Developer Samuel Groß managed to reveal an exploit on macOS that allowed Safari to get control of the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro.
A Mac App Store app called Calendar 2 was allowing users to mine cryptocurrency on their Macs in exchange for unlocking the full version of the app. The option was listed under the ‘Upgrade’ section of the app and was offered as an in-app upgrade option. This led to speculation that Apple was allowing apps to offer crypto-mining options.
The iOS App Store has been one of the three pillars of Apple’s mobile growth story — the other two being the hardware and the operating system. Since 2008, it’s home to over two million apps designed to work on iPhones, with nearly half of them optimised for the bigger-screened iPads.